Debian and Perl CPAN 

Spent some more time setting up Nagios monitoring of services on the DS VPS. A script for monitoring Mailman required some additional perl modules. I discovered that dh_make_perl has a --cpan Name::Of::Module parameter, which replaces the need for me to manually find the tarballs of the module sources. Also, it has --version for when working with immature CPAN modules that don't provide all the information they should. For example, --cpan Number::Compare --version 0.01 will create files that can be debuild correctly, where without the --version information they wont.
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EvoGrid, dial-up, game & IPv6 

Worked with Bruce to define specific milestones for the EvoGrid development.
Worked on initial state generation in the EvoGrid simulation parameters specified by the simulation manager server.

I'm currently connected to the internet with a dial-up "Agere Mars" soft-modem. I'm using this in my linux router thanks to the Martian - Agere Systems WinModem driver for Linux project.

Now using IPv6 to access an IRC network. This is the first use I've found for IPv6 (other then the ridiculously easy dynamic address allocation). Looking at IPv6 firewall utilities. Currently my upstream IPv6 provider firewalls all incoming connections, but I may wish to take care of this myself at some point, or use another IPv6 tunnel simultaneously.

Spent time this last few days in the physical presence of the people I'm discussing my RPG game ideas with. Many ideas were thrown about, primarily bringing a new contributor up to speed with the discussed concepts.
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Moving House 

No posts since I've spent the week focused on moving house.

Currently using TomiZone for internet access - the older PowerPC Mac Mini running Ubuntu is acting as a router. It looks like the TomiZone wifi AP hands out 192.168.182.0/24 addresses, I'm using 192.168.45.0/24 inside my LAN, and I think it gets NAT'ed to the 192.168.0.0/24 of the hosts LAN before going out onto the Internet. So this post is going through three levels of NAT. If only we were using IPv6 natively, this wouldn't be needed.
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EvoGrid & Mailman 

Did some work on the EvoGrid code, looking at where loading initial atom state from the server (versus randomly generating it client side) could be best worked in. Looking at re-using the history loader and just loading the initial state as a single frame history.

Set up an automated mailman backup system for the DS VPS. All the membership email addresses are put into lists, tar-balled and emailed out, then the mbox'es containing the list archives are copied and rsynced off-site.
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IPv6, Site design and Wikipedia extensions 

A friend has gotten an IPv6 /48 block, and has allocated me a /64. This involved setting up a tunnel (6on4), and setting up radvd to announce addresses to the LAN. Once these were properly configured it all works. Can't find anything to actually DO with it, yet, although using it as a VLAN with other members of the /96 is one thing we're discussing.

I had to hack on Plesk to allow the VPS hosting this domain to hand out AAAA records. The web UI won't allow it, but they can be inserted into the database that is used to generate the BIND configuration files. Now, home.wizarth.com.au contains an AAAA record for my home router. Because my IPv4 address is dynamic, there is no A record.

Spent time redoing the front page of the EvoGrid website, so it is more newcomer friendly. The original page was a copy-paste of a research proposal, and was very wordy.

Worked on the Wikipedia plugins to do what I wanted. 3 hours of debugging for 8 lines of code. But this has given us working terminology tool-tips (without the contributor needing to mark them), and has also in-line RSS displays. I also extended some of my simple embedding parsers, so that we can embed youtube clips, and others.
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